I always felt that the Praying Mantis was a regal looking insect. The quotes are from Norma Desmond, the fading silent film star from the movie Sunset Boulevard. She was once Hollywood royalty, too bad she was crazy as a loon.
Ok, I finally got up the nerve to start my own gallery. These first two sets are for a Pink, Pink, Pink swap. My scanner wasn't fond of these cards though and the colors are a but off. I just got the little pink crown brads in the mail today, I love them!
I noticed that some of you use the plastic labels in your ATCs and I love the way they look, plus I had a Dymo label maker when I was a kid and loved it, so I wanted to buy one for me and my kids. We bought a cheap Dymo 'Label Blaster' and it stopped advancing like one day later so I figured we needed to invest more than $4.99 for one that will work longer than 48 hours.
These cards were inspired by the Neil Gaiman book 'Coraline' (http://tinyurl.com/37rxvg) which is a favorite of my 12 year old daughter and mine. It's a creepy story but the heroine is a very strong and resourceful young girl. She finds a door that leads to another side of her house which contains an alternate version of her family (and the world). Anyway, here is the first card closed: